The Broadsheet: April 11th

April 11, 2016, 11:48 AM UTC

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Val Zarya (@valzarya) here. Hillary Clinton defends Bill, Yahoo might have a suitor from across the pond, and the odds are good that Peru’s next president will be a woman. Have a productive Monday.


Clash of the Clintons. At a rally last week, Bill Clinton clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters over his 1994 crime bill. On Sunday, Hillary Clinton defended her husband, saying he left a “great legacy,” while making it clear that she would like to tackle criminal justice reform.

This was the latest illustration of the balancing act Hillary has had to keep up during her campaign, at times touting her husband's presidency, and at others keeping her distance. As Fortune's Tory Newymyer points out, "she’s been keen to cast herself as the guardian of Obama-era gains rather than her husband’s second coming."


 Yahoo goes Brit? The parent company of London's Daily Mail is reportedly in talks with several private equity firms about a possible bid for Yahoo's web business. This news comes a week before Marissa Mayer's embattled tech company's April 18 deadline for bids.  Fortune

 'Female Viagra' flops. Addyi, the "female Viagra" drug that received so much press last summer, has been a bust. According to the New York Times, the drug has been hampered by management "dysfunction" at pharma giant Valeant. New York Times

A win for women. Exit polls for the first round of Peru's presidential election show Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, to be the current frontrunner. If she doesn't get 50% of the vote this round, Peruvians will return to the polls in June, where Fukimori will face off against her nearest rival—who might also be a woman.  BBC

 Randezvous with Lagarde. In her second five-year term as IMF director, Christine Lagarde hopes to play the role of architect rather than fireman, which she was forced to do during her first term due to Europe's debt crisis. She wants to help policymakers to "consolidate, strengthen, and prevent crisis, rather than come in with a big hose and trying to extinguish fires," she says. Bloomberg

 Having it 'all' hurts. Speaking on a panel in New York City, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi said that for her, balancing work and family involves "heartache" and can "hurt like hell." Still, the No.3 on Fortune's list of Most Powerful Women says she does not regret her decisions.  Fortune

 The golfer gap. Congratulations to Danny Willett for his Masters win on Sunday, for which he took home $1.8 million in prize money. Not to be a downer, but the history of golf shows that if Willett were a female athlete, he'd likely be getting less than half that amount. ESPN

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Jennifer Sepull, former chief information officer at Kimberly-Clark, has joined USAA as CIO.


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here's some of the best of what we heard last week.

Daily disruptions. Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO of Ruder Finn, says that the best thing to do with extra time is to take on new challenges that transform your thinking.  Fortune

Recruit with culture. The best way to attract top talent is to create a company culture in which the kind of people you want will thrive, writes Kristen Hamilton, co-founder and CEO of Koru.  Fortune

 No harm in asking. Carolyn Slaski, Americas vice chair of talent at EY, says the most important thing a woman in the workplace can do is to ask for what she wants—no matter how ridiculous the request might seem.  Fortune


 Jack hearts Shonda. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reportedly in talks to replace an outgoing board director with TV producer Shonda Rhimes. The Scandal creator didn't end up making the cut, but British businesswoman Martha Lane Fox did. New York Post

 Riding in cars with girls. Ride-sharing service Chariot for Women is positioning itself as the safer alternative to Uber and Lyft. Launching next week, the company will have exclusively female drivers and cater only to female riders, with the exception of boys under age 13.  Inc

 Reviewing reviewers. Two professors analyzed the contents of book reviews to see if male and female authors were written about differently. They found that reviews about books written by women were more likely to use words referring to love and family, while reviews about men's books contained more references to politics and big ideas, regardless of subject matter.  New Republic

 Happy B-Day Beverly! Children's book author Beverly Cleary turns 100 tomorrow. If, like me, you grew up with Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins, I highly suggest taking a moment to read this delightful interview.  New York Times

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